Rainy days are best enjoyed with comforting home cooked meals. For some reason I enjoy cooking more during this season because I get to whip up one of my favorite dishes–the classic Sinigang (usually called Tamarind Soup).
Though I like this dish and consider myself an expert when it comes to cooking it, it would be nice to learn different variations of it to spice it up & make meal time something to look forward to.
Last July 4, Knorr held an intimate #LutongNanay event at The Cookery Place in BGC, Taguig. Now on its 3rd year, Knorr Lutong Nanay continues to champion delicious, home cooked meals for the Filipino family, especially in this day and age of eating out and instant food.
The event was attended by bloggers who are both moms and foodies at heart. I was invited to attend but unfortunately, I had momma duties that afternoon. Though I wasn’t able to participate in recreating the staple dish that is Singing, luckily I got hold of one of the recipes which I’ll be sharing at the end of this post.
Knorr’s #LutongNanay campaign aims to bring back the value behind home cooked meals especially since it’s eating out is always a preferred alternative. Cooking can be tiring but I believe it’s really one way to show how much you care for your family. Because you only want what’s best for your family ensuring that they get nutritions meals is definitely a way to show love and affection.
The campaign also help busy and working moms find the time to cook for her family by introducing simple, smart and great tasting dishes. Sinigang, an all-time favorite dish that makes everyone eat more rice, vegetable and soup was the star of the event. Four different Sinigang variations were prepared and enjoyed that day. The event was hosted by mom and TV personality, Camille Prats while the demonstration was headed by renowned chef and businesswoman, Sari Jorge.
Knorr Sinigang Surf and Turf
Knorr Sinigang na Grilled Liempo
Knorr Sizzling Sinigang
Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan
Knorr Sinigang with Pakwan Recipe
500 grams Pork Belly 3 inches x 1 inch slices
3 Tbsp Knorr Liquid Seasoning
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 liter water
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 onion, cut into 2 wedges
3 pcs tomatoes, sliced into quarters
1 inch fresh ginger, cut into fine matchsticks
1 lemongrass stalk, white part only
2 pcs fresh kaffir leaves (optional)
200 grams gabi, sliced into cubes
500 grams seedless sweet watermelon, peeled and cut into 1inch cubes (divided into 2 parts)
1 22g pack Knorr Sinigang sa Gabi Mix
1 Knorr Beef Cube
1 tbsp fish sauce, plus extra to taste
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 long green chillies, sliced
150 grams sitaw, cut into 7 cm lengths
100 grams okra
1 bunch water kangkong
1. Marinate the pork belly in Knorr Liquid Seasoning for at least 30 mins.
2. Place a large casserole over medium-high heat. Add the oil and, working in batches, cook
the pork until evenly browned. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic and onions to the casserole. Add the tomatoes,
ginger, lemongrass, gabi and watermelon and cook for 2 minutes before returning the pork
to the casserole.
4. Add the water, Knorr Sinigang sa Gabi Mix, Knorr Beef Cube. Cook for a further 1–1. hours
until the pork is tender.
5. When the pork is tender, remove the pork from the casserole and set aside. Strain the liquid
and add the fish sauce, soy sauce and pepper to taste.
6. Add the remaining watermelon, beans, chilies, and okra and cook for 20 minutes, before
adding the water spinach and cooking for a minute until all the vegetables are tender.
7. Serve with steamed white rice and fish sauce for dipping.
I’m such a Sinigang lover but I’ve never tried Sinigang with Pakwan ever. My kids though
they like Sinigang, would always request for it not to be too sour–very difficult for me since I
really, really like my Sinigang super sour! Heehee. Now I’m excited to cook Knorr Sinigang
with Pakwan. This time around, I think my kids will love it since pakwan gives off a sweet
flavor to it. I can only imagine the explosion of sweet & sour in this dish.
Follow me on Instagram & Snapchat where I’ll be sharing some of my #LutongNanay dishes.